Jupiter’s Travels


This is the best known of my books. It tells about my four-year journey around the world on a Triumph motorcycle.
NOTE: If you order this book through this website, you will receive a dedicated copy signed by Ted Simon!

The first half of the journey took me the length of Africa, from Tunis to Capetown, then around South America from the tip of Brazil to the Argentine Pampas and from Chile north through Panama to California. Then I rode around Australia, and from Singapore overland to Europe through India, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey.

Jupiter’s Travels has been a best seller since it was first published in 1979
The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and the London Times among many others, all praised it. Motorcycle Sport called it “…the best motorcycle travel book ever written.” Readers and reviewers agree it is much more than a travel book.

It is a book that changes lives, and there are many readers’ letters to prove it. In the years sinceJupiter’s Travels was first published it has sold more than 400,000 copies world-wide.

To buy this book from Ted please refer to Jupiter’s Shop on this website



Here are a few sample pages to whet your appetite:

Growing Into the Saddle | Snakebite Insurance | This ‘Small World’ | The Movie |
Five o’clock follies | Meetings in the desert


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